World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical.

At World in Progress, we offer insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, our team explores the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often underreported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore.


75 Pieces

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World in Progress: Urban futures - On this week's show, we head to Singapore where 100 scientists have gathered for the Future Cities Laborat...

  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Stopping the spread - We visit the scientists working to rid Medellin of the dengue virus, and hear how global warming i...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of famine. There's a cholera epidemic looming. Despite a fragile truce in ...

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: The reality for many children in Chicago’s notorious West Side is a short life in the fast lane. Gangs, drugs and crime are...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro has been vocal in not caring much about protecting the world's largest rainforest. M...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: After price hikes, people in Egypt are struggeling to make ends meet. Venezuela is facing an uprecedented economic collapes ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Indonesia is at a crossroads. The predominantly muslim country that was once hailed for its religious tolerance and diversi...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: we zoom in on North and South Korea. For more than 70 years, the Korean peninsula has been divided. And many hope the two c...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Changing perspectives - Brazil's indigenous communities raise the alarm after a surge in land grabs, students defy Bok...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Making do in Russia - Life is becoming more difficult for many Russians. Along with steadily increasing prices, dissatis...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: After the Escape - Nicaraguans living in exile push for political change in their home country, refugees with disabi...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Changing the Game - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. But according to South Korean beauty standards that us...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The dark side - South Africa has been hailed as the most liberal African country when it comes to gay rights, but ther...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Water can mean life or death for people across the world. In France, migrants are risking their lives crossing the English ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Making food safe for African consumers. Concerns over distribution of aid for Syrian civilians. Why Taiwan's kids need to ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Survival and surveillance - We meet chicken farmers in Ghana who are fighting for their livelihoods, and scientists in...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Moving on - We look at some of the lesser-known realities of migration. Including Haitians being sent home from Chile ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The world's largest airport, an gigantic bridge, an new canal: ambitous infrastructure projects are supposed to make Istanb...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Venezuela has been suffering from severe hyper-inflation, leading to food and medicine shortages. Millions of people have a...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Once they have completed their medical degree, many Ghanaian doctors prefer to move to Europe or North America instead of wo...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:00